Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2011

Slab of granite falls off truck at 23rd and Iowa streets, lanes blocked

March 31, 2011

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A slab of granite fell off a flat-bed truck and into the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets Thursday afternoon, forcing crews to close a few lanes of traffic while they removed the shattered rock.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the truck was carrying large sheets of granite. Part of the load came off the truck and fell into the road about 12:30 p.m., shattering into pieces. Bordman said they were investigating how the rock came off the truck.

"There's a couple thousand pounds of granite in the roadway," Bordman said.

Patrol cars are blocking multiple lanes in the intersection while the rock is cleaned up.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years ago

A couple of gallons of glue, and a lot of patience, it'll be good as new.

bangaranggerg 4 years ago

That’s just a stone’s throw from where I live! I’ve been down that rocky road before so I know how it can sometimes feel like quicksand. I guess that it was just a rolling stone ore else just a chip off the old rock. Left the driver between a rock and a hard place though, it must have been petrifying. I almost didn’t comment but I couldn’t resist the gravity of the situation. I’d say I hit rock bottom but that’s boulder-dash. There isn’t any concrete evidence. Don’t be a crater, be an appreciator. I take any criticism of my puns as basalt on my character. Besides people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. I have you by a landslide. The first few pun comments were just stepping stones. Your skills shale in comparison, you should gravel at my feet. Do you have a quarry about how I’m doing it? Well as my dear friend Holmes tells me, “It’s sedimentary, my dear Watson.” Sorry, sometimes I just crag myself up, but it actually erodes my standing with the ladies, so it’ll never make the bedrock. I had to repost this from the photo gallery, I really appreciate those photos. How did you get the rocks to lie so flat? The composition is beautiful, your camera must be slate of the art.

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